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History Week: Public and Popular Histories of Anzac

History Week: Public and Popular Histories of Anzac

September 2016

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For enquiries or to submit your event please email arts.events@mq.edu.au.

Date:
8th Sep 2015

Time:
09:00 am - 04:30 pm

Venue:

State Library of NSW
Macquarie Street, Sydney

About this event

A Symposium for History Week 2015

What do ordinary Australians think about Anzac? What sorts of stories about Anzac circulate in popular and consumer culture? This symposium will examine the many ways that popular culture and everyday Australians' sense of the past have played a crucial role in shaping the meaning of Anzac today.

Cost: $10

Buy tickets online here

All are welcome to attend this symposium, which will be held as part of History Week 2015, the History Council of NSW's annual state-wide celebration of history.
(Morning and Afternoon Tea will be provided and are covered by the ticket fee)

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Event program

TimeTopicChairSpeakers
9.15am - 11.00amWelcome and Opening PlenaryTanya EvansCarolyn Holbrook, Anzac from the Bottom Up
Anna Clark, Anzac and everyday historical consciousness
11.00am - 11.30amMorning tea (provided)  
11.30am - 1.00pmAnzac fictionsJarrod HoreDaniel Reynaud, Anzac Cinema
Fay Anderson, Deadline Gallipoli
Kylie Flack, Baptism by fiction? Representations of Anzac in Australian junior historical fiction since 2000
1.00pm - 2.00pmLunch (not provided)  
2.00pm - 3.00pmSelfies and DiariesJennifer McLarenTom Sear, Anzac Selfies & Avatars: Hyper-connective commemoration and Anzac Day 2015
Maggie Patton, See the world through their eyes: Commemoration and community engagement through the European War Collecting ProjectD
3.00pm - 3.30pmAfternoon tea (provided)  
3.30pm - 4.30pmMaking Anzac histories (panel session)Michelle ArrowChristopher Lee, screenwriter, Gallipoli
Lisa Scott, producer, Anzac Girls
Rachel Landers, director, Lest We Forget What?
Kate Aubusson, presenter, Lest We Forget What?
Andrew Anastasios, screenwriter, The Water Diviner

Download the symposium brochure for full speaker biographies and abstracts.

The organisers of this event wish to gratefully acknowledge the History Council of NSW, and the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations and the Centre for Media History, Macquarie University for their support of this event.

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